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Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
his name so big you can see it from outer space. this is not a joke. he had a construction crew carve his name in the sand of the island he owns. the letters are 1/2-mile high and of 2 miles long. they are so big the h and the first a have been made into waterways. he's worth an estimated $23 billion.  >>> some teenagers were put to the test today under the hot july sun. they're children of active duty military personnel. they got a taste of what their parents do. fox 5's beth parker takes us to boot camp. >> reporter: they're either in your face or watching you suffer. >> have you gotten yelled at today? >> twice actually. >> i've been yelled at a couple times. >> reporter: this is operation basic boot camp sponsored by the uso of metro washington. it's a one-day boot camp for kids with military parents. >> absolutely an aha thing. we all went oh, my gosh, this would be such a great idea. >> reporter: even for kids from military families this takes a little getting used to. >> yes, missy, and you won't get used to this. this is no picnic. this won't be an easy
FOX
Jul 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
incredible. it's almost 90 degrees at 10:00 at night. >> shawn, it feels like 108 degrees. that is the big part of this story, that humidity that is so incredible. now we are entering primetime. what we had before was the warm- up to what is going to be the real excessive heat and that gets going around our area tomorrow even hotter than today. 99 degrees at dulles, didn't break any records, but the records are real old am now we have an excessive heat -- old. now we have an excessive heat warning. let me show you the graphic. not only was that excessive heat warning expanded till 10:00 tonight, but it's in effect tomorrow and for saturday. we are looking at three more days of very high temperatures. check out some of the temperatures around the region. it's still 89 degrees we mentioned, most everybody still in the 80s. this is that cumulative effect we were talking about where the temperature just keeps getting warmer because we aren't cooling off at night. it's certainly here in the city with the pavement and concrete and the bricks retain that heat, but it's the heat index and humidity
FOX
Jul 10, 2011 10:00pm EDT
and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
are demanding tax hikes on the wealthiest part of the deal and some republicans want big spending cuts. >> reporter: with 49 days left -- 14 days left until the $49.3 trillion ceiling deadline, the president urgeed both sides to work together and, so far, have been far a part. >> we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right think this in washington. we can't stand in the way when it comes to doing the right thing on deficits. >> reporter: the focus on monday shifted to the capitol. the house republicans are introducing a deal tieing any debt ceiling agreement to a balanced budget amendment, have an if it reaches the president's debt, the white house is promising a veto. >> up fortunately, there is no chance of this getting through. >> reporter: des like maryland's chris van holland say the gop bill is a distraction and would drastically cut medicare while leaving tax cuts for the wealthy in place. >> and when people realize what they're doing, playing with the constitution in that way, they will see this is not about -- . >> this is a plan. >> reporter: republican senator
FOX
Jul 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
FOX
Jul 27, 2011 10:00pm EDT
it working several big stories. a police officer accused of shooting a man who refused his sexual advances, and then trying to cover it up. the new details emerging in the case. >>> rush hour once again turning into happy hour on the rails. fox 5 investigates new complaints about the so-called party train. >>> we're going to begin tonight with major new plans to curb crime in a hopping dc night life area. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolter? i'm shawn yancy. operations adams morgan kicked off with more officers patrolling clubs and restaurants. >> police are cracking down even harder. some business owners worry it could drive customers away. matt ackland is live tonight, matt. >> reporter: big plans under way, and the one probably getting the most attention is starting friday night at 10:00 p.m. police plan to remove all of the cars here. they are restricting parking, and the people that continue to park here will actually be towed away, given a $50 ticket. also, police are getting some help from dpw and the fire marshal. the fire marshal will come in and inspect some of the
FOX
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. here is fox 5's tish shthompson with -- tisha thompson with the big story. >> reporter: fir and reese -- fire and rescue said the 911 call came in from an apartment on the second floor. the apartment got so hot she couldn't sleep any more. >> i opened the window to get fresh air then it smelled like it was burning outside. the apartment, fire, fire. then they broke the alarm. >> fortunate the fire alarm went off. it evacuated the entire building. we got 27 people, 18 adults and 9 children that have been displaced. >> reporter: as they watched, firefighters tried to save their homes. dan schmidt with fairfax fire and rescue explains the alarm probably saved their lives. no one was injured. neighbors say many apartments are part of the affordable housing program. >> no insurance, nothing at all. no. whatever she had is gone. >> reporter: mohammed hussein helped his sister carry away her mail, the only thing she has left. >> she just got new mattresses delivered from macy's and she was excited bit. the next day, everything is gone. >> re
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
for a course of correction, but he's shown his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the long term reforms we need. >> reporter: lawmakers must find a solution reid says. >> we'll stay in civic day including saturdays and sundays until congress -- session every day including saturdays and sundays until congress comes up with an agreement. >> there's more work to be done. joint committee can tackle it. >> reporter: republican senator lindsey graham faves a constitutional amendment, although -- favors a constitutional amendment, although there's not enough support in the senate. >> 72% of the people want a balanced budgets as part of the amendment to the constitution. >> reporter: the president is opposed to that but is calling for a shared sacrifice. >> i am still pushing for to us achieve a big deal, but what i also said to the group is if we can't do the biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a downpayment on deficit reduction. >> reporter: but the co-chair of the president's own deficit commission has not been impres
FOX
Jul 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >> i heard of that before. >> i know. >> that tree is really splintered. >> i had a big tree come down in my yard yesterday evening just all of a sudden. no wind, no storm or anything. just split and fell. >> really? >> yeah. >> had enough. >> >> couldn't deal with the heat any more. >> probably not. a lot of people can't. >> it's been hot. >> hot one today. let me emphasize yesterday, saturday was on the warm side with the sunshine. you will notice that humidity back in the forecast today. so, it will be a sweating one later today and tomorrow before cooler weather at the end of the week. this year unlike last year, the heat is not sticking around, no pun intended. we are getting a few breaks. remember last year week after week. >> it was brutal. >> let's get a look at the numbers. yesterday's daytime high in the low 40s. 42 reagan, dulles the 90-degree mark. i show you these numbers because we will be warmer today. 94, 95 at reagan national and low to mid-90s for the rest of us. another hot one. the humidity on the increase. winds shifted out of the south and the humidity will be not
FOX
Jul 11, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >> lightning has been a really big deal. that picture we just showed looking south on our tower cam down wisconsin avenue unbelievable and a lot of our viewers said it looked like a mother ship was coming in with that cloud deck and we are still seeing a lot of lightning. we are looking south on wisconsin avenue as mentioned. that lightning is actually in calvert county and also charles county. that's how much lightning there is and we still have a number of warnings. so it's not over yet, folks. let's go to radar. we've got about a dozen counties lit up in yellow mainly east of d.c., but you can see the action now is over in the bay down across southern charles county and st. mary's county. these storms are moving east to southeast at about 35 miles an hour. that is rather slow. what they're doing is not only taking down trees everywhere they hit, the big report tonight, lots of tree damage, but the lightning show has been unbelievable and very dangerous. a lot of this is cloud-to- ground lightning. one thing it has done. it was terribly hot and humid today. that was the fuel thor these
FOX
Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
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FOX
Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to fox 5 this fall and is checking in with us tonight to give us a preview of the big show and advice how to keep with the dangerous heat. welcome to the d.c. region, dr. oz. >> and thank you very much, shawn. >> you know, part of the nation right now is -- and hovering 100 with staying hydrated, what are history sway -- some of the ways to protect organizations? a lot of folks think it's about drinking water. that is not the case. you need the electrorights and chemistry, you're losing sweat. eat moist foods, papaias, water hi -- papaias, watermelons, milk and juice products are great. don't drink teas and coffee. they trick your body into urinating out fluid need. you don't want the chicago in your system. that will raise your body temperature. >> what about sports drinks? >> a lot of them have caffeine, or caffeine-like stuff in them. you don't want to trick your body. trying to keep up with the temperature. what happened is the natural enzymes, or processes that keep our cells alive, this magical thing called life stop working and they become inefficient. folks with who will have a ho
FOX
Jul 26, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >>> another big story, the debt ceiling debate, there is word of a major setback for house speaker john boehner's plan to raise not debt limit. the nonpartisan congressional budget office this evening reported the speaker's plan is short on its promised deficit savings, real short and the clock is ticking with the deadline just a week away. fox 5's tom fitzgerald back now from capitol hill and we're talking billions of dollars here. >> that's correct. the speakers office headed back to the drawing board tonight. the nonpartisan congressional budget office issued a report saying the speaker's plan would cut $150 billion less than promised. this development has thrown more confusion into a debate that's getting more complicated every day. facing pressure from conservative house republicans, speaker john boehner is still trying to lock down votes for his plan to raise the debt ceiling. >> we have a bill that is a reasonable approach negotiated with the senate leadership that really is common sense. there's more cuts in spending than you have in increase in the debt limit. >> reporter: the
FOX
Jul 12, 2011 9:00am EDT
is similar to the one that has wielded good results in maryland. >>> another big story this morning the debt ceiling negotiations lawmakers are back at it today. >> president will again sit down with congressional leaders to avoid a possible default on nations bills. doug luzader reports from capitol hill talk of compromise but not much action. >> they met for an hour and a half yesterday today they will pick up right where they left off. it is becoming groundhog day at the white house. >> all right guys, this is the same as yesterday except we are wearing ties today. all right. >>> with a verbal shove out the door reporters were left guessing how another day of talks went but we are creeping closer and closer to that august 2nd debt ceiling deadline where some of the nations bills could go unpaid there are reports the president is backing an increase in medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 but two areas he won't budge taxes he says must go up and he is not interested in a short term deal that would require more debt talks as he is running for re-election next year. >> i will not sign a 30
FOX
Jul 13, 2011 10:00pm EDT
there are tens of thousands of doctors ranging from big names to small rural physicians. >> if you see your doctor's name in the database, it doesn't mean your doctor has done anything wrong but it does mean you have the right to ask your doctor a question. what did they do for that money? >> are they more like to prescribe a drug that has more side effects or more expensive. >> reporter: every patient needs to ask these kinds of questions, because only you pay the ultimate price. >> the physician isn't the one taking the risk with that drug and the physician isn't the one paying for it. you the consumer or you the patient are the one who is paying for that drug and who is taking the risk for that drug. >> we've put a link to that database on our website so you can plug in your doctor's name at myfoxdc.com. but the group that put the site together says the information isn't complete because only a handful of drug companies have made this kind of information public. so dr. burman says the next time you visit your doctor, look for promotional items with drug company names on them. look for fr
FOX
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
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FOX
Jul 8, 2011 10:00pm EDT
, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> last night in texas a father took his son to buy a new glove before they went to see their hometown rangers play in a baseball game, but no one could imagine how quickly their fun night would turn to tragedy. lindsay murphy joins us now with the details. >> for kids and adults alike it's fun to go to a baseball game and hope to catch a home run or foul ball and if a player tosses one your direction, that's even better, but sometimes trying to get that souvenir can be dangerous and even turn tragic, as we learn from a baseball game in texas last night. it happened in the 2nd inning of last night's athletics/rangers game. texas outfielder josh hamilton tossed a foul ball up into the stand towards 39-year-old fire
FOX
Jul 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. and in the sixth inning, nats down 2-0. rizzo's big accession of the offseason, jayson werth with the man up and batting .214 and takes this out of the park. the first home run since june 16, we're tied at two and it stays that way until the bottom of the 11th. in trouble, the runners at the corners with jason michael and delivers a base hit to center and cash uintero -- quintero scores the game-winning run and that is two losses in a row to the worst team in baseball. buck show walter and the orioles hosting the red sox in a matinee series finale. top of the 3rd, no score and taking him to deep right field. that is a solo home run. ellisbury later added another, 15 on the year and opens a 29- game hitting streak against baltimore. the red sox shut out the orioles, 4-0. the mystics hosting the atlanta dream. atlanta is yet to play this year due to a foot injury. the second half, the former, melissa coleman, one of the five 3-pointers and had a career high 21 in the final millions. atlanta leads by 2. and lindsay harding, puts the tough jumper and goes. the mystics fall to the dream, 86-79. w
FOX
Jul 20, 2011 4:25am EDT
with our big story, the heat wave. it has already proved to be deadly in other parts of the country. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 deaths nationwide since last week. people who work outdoors are being reminded to take breaks and drink lots of water. >>> pepco says you should conserve energy during the middle of the day when air conditioners will be working the hardest. set your thermostat at 78 degrees. >>> good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's get a check on the weather with the very hot tucker barnes, hot as in everybody is kind of hot. not that kind of hot. >> today won't be the worst of it. it will probably be the best of it as we'll only be in the mid- 90s for afternoon highs. look out, here come the 100s. could be an isolated storm later today, 94 degrees. we are still talking triple digits starting tomorrow. all those details in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you very much, tucker barnes. >>> we are following some breaking news right now in arlington where arlington county police officer is seriously
FOX
Jul 25, 2011 11:00pm EDT
it or not as big of distraction as he was albert haynesworth might be on the redskins roster this year. >> as a betting man, i will not take that wager. the odds are against me. it took 4 1/2 month. who get the better deal? >> the owners received 53% of the revenue of the $9 billion bonus, players 47%. last year it was closer to 50/50. so the owners are getting more of the revenue share this year. players got new work rules, a shortened offseason workout program expected to result in fewer injuries and they also got better health benefits including more than 1 billion for post career injuries. >> important as well. dave feldman tonight. >>> 150 years ago it was a battleground in the civil war. now it's the subject of a different kind of fight. ahead on the news edge why are preservationists angry about a highway plan that's barely rolling? >>> and check some of the other stories in the rundown. the news edge at 11:00 will be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> the news edge on maryland, a baby from baltimore back with his mother after disappea
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